Colored Chalk #6 – Waking Up Strange

Since I didn’t have any writing in here, I didn’t post this up under short stories, but I should have this up here anyway, since I edited and designed it, and obviously love every author in here.

Edited and designed by Richard Thomas

Edited and designed by Richard Thomas

Such a great list of authors:

Caleb J. Ross – always a very strong writer, wide range of genres

Joe Meno – many novels, teaches at Columbia College here in Chicago, great at AWP this year

Joey Goebel – another great novelist, very supportive and talented

Alex Cassun – know Alex mostly from The Cult, really a solid writer, need to see more of him

William T. Allen – new to me, loved this story

Rayo Casablanca – really blowing up, two novels out now

Axel Taiari – one of my favorite authors, his style and slipstream work, powerful and unique

Christopher Dwyer – a great neo-noir author, we hang at WC, Velvet, Cult, really a kindred spirit, rich writing

Craig Wallwork – really been on fire lately, this may have been my favorite in this issue, powerful

Nik Korpon – along with CJD, another neo-noir writer, always a strong contributor, wide range too

Joe Dornich – another new writer to me, really talented, has a lot going on, great stuff

Jeff Macfee – we go back to the Cult intensives, always a powerful writer, one of the best Culties out there

Richard Martin – great vision, funny, the latest MacAdam/Cage author to blow up, new novel out soon

Eddy Rathke – i really liked this story, surreal, powerful, intimate, really a great writer

Chris Deal – this was a good dark story, powerful stuff, another Velveteer

Simon West-Bulford – i never know what to expect with Simon, and that’s what is great, never holds back

Colored Chalk #8 – Broken Clocks

Happy to say that my very short story “Paying Up” is now live at Colored Chalk. Not only does CC now allow you to download a printable PDF as usual, but also a copy in single pages just for reading, and a link to this great place called http://www.issuu.com, where you can flip the pages and read it like a book, even full screen, I think.

Colored Chalk #8 - Paying Up

Colored Chalk #8 - "Paying Up"

Other authors I know and am a fan of include Nik Korpon, Justin Holt, Dr. Stephen Graham Jones (my hero), Fenton Grant, Chris Deal, and a great guy I met at AWP Chicago, Tait McKenzie Johnson.

Hope you enjoy this issue, and my story.